Boulton Paul Aircraft by Alec Brew

By Alec Brew

This paintings analyzes the improvement of a firm recognized for its unmarried- and twin-engined aeroplanes, its govt airplane and commuter liners. necessarily a lot pressure is laid upon the Beech 17 staggerwing, which instructions world wide curiosity, and the Beech 18 which used to be produced for an extended interval than the other airplane kind.

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Terry Panopalis Collection) S2 WARBIRDTECH - 1 cal landing. Equipment was limited to what could be incorporated into the existing Harrier design with minimal modifications. As it turned out, roughly 90% of the airframe, powerplant, and mechanical systems were common with the RAF Harrier, but over 90% of the avionics were unique to the Sea Harrier. 12° ski-ramp. The Hermes was also modified with a ski-jump to support Harrier operations. The basis for the Sea Harrier design was the GR3 in production for the RAF.

12° ski-ramp. The Hermes was also modified with a ski-jump to support Harrier operations. The basis for the Sea Harrier design was the GR3 in production for the RAF. The major change was a completely redesigned forward fuselage powerful computer was fitted. A new cockpit environmental system provided an output similar to that normally fitted to two-seat aircraft because of the additional demands of the radar equipment. As a result, the cockpit remained much more comfortable in tropical climates.

The challenge facing Hawker was to design an intake that could supply this amount of air during hover, yet not generate too much excess drag at high speed. The solution was a set of pressure-relief doors on the side of the intake. The doors do not have actuators, and are simply "sucked in" when the pressure inside the inlet is less than the pressure outside, such as is the case during low-speed flight and hover. As it turned out, the total efficiency of the inlet is improved at all airspeeds since the doors operate completely automatically.

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